1) No flaming is allowed here for any reason at any time. 2) Keep it clean, this is a family oriented site. 3) Trolls and/or spammers will have their IP address immediately banned. 4) Businesses will not be named unless proof of abuse/negligence is forwarded to administration first. While we do not want ferrets(or other animals) in danger, neither do we want a legitimate business owner to receive massive volumes of hate mail, or worse, have their business adversely affected. Nor do we want ourselves open to lawsuits for libel or slander. 5) We encourage posts containing contact information for ferret knowledgeable vets in your area as this will assist others in finding vets. However, any posts containing a veterinarian's name should not contain negative comments regarding that veterinarian. If a member has a bad experience with a vet, please include the vets name on the forum list for vets and place a note in parentheses with notice that a member may contact you via private message for your subjective feedback, personal recommendations and experiences. Also, no emails from business entities, individuals or veterinarians may be published on this forum without the written permission of the email author.
Breaking of these few rules(other than the 3rd one) have the following repercussions: First offense: Post deleted, and a warning issued. Second offense: 3 day suspension from forum Third offense: Account deleted and IP address banned. If, however, it can be proved, either by evidence, or by lack of response for needed information from a member, to have deliberately slandered a business, the member will be banned immediately.
The administration reserves the right to employ these measures as it sees fit.
I am going to add one addendum to these rules. I don't think this has happened here, but best to get it straight from the start. If ANY bullying, flaming, or threats are made via pm, and I have that message forwarded to me, the person responsible will be banned IMMDEDIATELY!!!